Everyone loves the sun, but no one loves what the sun does to our faces. Overtime, the sun’s ultraviolet rays damage certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of these fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose the ability to snap back in place. The damaged skin also bruises/tears easier, and heals slower. When pregnant, our skin is much more sensitive; we become prone to hives, heat rashes, and chloasma (darkening of skin). Sun damage is not visible initially, but over time the effects become more and pronounced. That is why it’s so important to protect your skin now to prevent damage and premature aging.
Protect your skin by using a 30 spf or higher suncreen. I use two different kinds, the water proof Supergoop, for when I’m getting a workout, at the beach, or at the pool. And for my everyday use, I use the tinted Clarins. I love the tint because there are days when I only wear suncreen, and the tint makes me look like I’m wearing make-up. Both suncreens are lightweight and don’t clog pores (no breaking out!), you barely notice you have anything on your face. I also wear plenty of hats and sunglasses. The extra protection always helps! -Oh, and be sure to drink TONS of water.
Hope you find these tips useful on your next vacation! Stay beautiful and enjoy your Wednesday!